Dewhurst, Leppert running strong, positive campaigns

…which might explain why they are the frontrunners in the race to fill retiring U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison’s seat.

First, the latest Dewhurst campaign video is just awesome:

Awesome because of that closing line:

Some people say it will take courage. I disagree. Courage is what my Dad did. All we have to do is what’s right.

I cringe every time I hear Ted Cruz say that Lt. Gov. Dewhurst is “timid”. What a joke – “timid” people don’t build companies and make fortunes – or join the Air Force to be a pilot. Perhaps he confuses “timid” with “disciplined restraint”. I was very impressed that the Dewhurst campaign responded to a blatantly false campaign ad aimed at them from the Cruz campaign with “disciplined restraint”. It was a pleasant change from the “politics of destruction” that we see all the time in Republican primaries.

Tom Leppert has run a positive campaign from the start and has refused to get down into the mud. Even when I baited him last summer, hoping to get him to say something negative about another candidate. He didn’t take the bait and never once in the four times he’s sat down to talk to me has he been negative on anything. He’s like a force of positive energy.

But don’t think he is afraid to point out differences. Heck, he is so confident of his vision and plans that he set up a website comparing his plans with those of Lt. Gov. Dewhurst and Cruz. Not a negative site, just a straightforward comparison, such as: 

Tom Leppert compares his plan on personal income tax reform to his opponents.

 

To see more of his comparisons, visit his website (TomLeppert.com) or go straight to the comparisons site (TexasJobsPlan.com).

I have no idea if these two guys will continue to run positive campaigns all the way up to the primary date because we know from experience that dirt sells in Republican primaries. But every indication thus far is that they will remain positive.

Wouldn’t that be nice?

Comments

  1. snapped says

    Mr. Huls:

    Do not confuse compasson and class for weakness.
    David Dewhurst is a self made Texas success story and his humble demeanor symbolizes his strength of character.

    I find it preposterous that you portend such self import that Mr. Dewhurst’s campaign event schedule ought to match your views.

  2. snapped says

    The suggestion that success should be vilified does nothing to improve the situation of the “commoners”.

    There are essentially 2 types of people: those who take responsibility and those who don’t.
    A government which promotes the latter at the expense of the former will eventually produce a society where everyone shares equally in the misery.